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PetsLady's Pick: Cute Thirsty Raccoons Of The Day

You're right. This bird bath has a wonderful earthy bouquet, a piquant hint of algae, and some lovely notes of bird pee.

Leatherback Sea Turtles "Tell Time" Through Their Skulls

Leatherback sea turtles are the largest turtles on earth and the fourth largest reptile right behind three species of crocodilians. They migrate between feeding grounds and nesting areas. It has been a mystery to scientists and researchers for years as to how they know just when to make the change. Now it appears that an area on the crown of their heads may be the key.

Seals And Sea Lions Linked To Tuberculosis In Humans

The lives of humans and animals have long been heavily intertwined -- even to the diseases we suffer from. We now know to keep an eye on animals like pigs and chickens in certain parts of the world for upcoming strains of influenza. Evidence has now arisen that shows that tuberculosis originally came to the Americas by way of seals and sea lions.

The Kitten And The Macaque: A Love Story

No one ever said that humans had to be the only primates to adopt kittens to raise as their own. While apes in captivity have been given kittens to help comfort them and provide them with love, one wild macaque on the island of Bali has found love by adopting a kitten without human intervention. And the kitten is happy too.

The Poltical Cover-Up Of The Death Of Staten Island Chuck

There have been many political cover-ups in the history of this country but few have centered around the fate of a groundhog. Last February 2, Groundhog's Day, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand at the Staten Island Zoo to lead the holiday festivities as the popular groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, was brought out to check for his shadow. The mayor accidentally dropped the furry rodent during the ceremony.

PetsLady's Pick: Funny Tech Monkey Of The Day

Okay, I've checked my email. Now for some music. My favorite band is The Monkees. Here we go!

Best Of Friends! The "I Hope He Doesn't Eat That Hot Dog" Animal Video Of The Day!!!

Animals can teach people a lesson.  In posting these Videos of the Day, I've encountered several interspecies friendships (a goat and a hippo, an elephant and a dog, etc.).  But this is the first friendship that had me thinking, "This could get really ugly if things go awry..."


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